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Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by Koufax, Jan 17, 2017.
Yeah, I think a lot of initials got jumbled up there. Is he saying that Jaylen is playing better than Tatum? That might be true, at least recently.
This is correct. Sorry, lost my mind for a second,.
I’ll take it a step further, Jaylen currently has a better handle that Tatum. You wouldn’t know it from reading this boards analysis of how he’s at his best playing off of others but i think it’s true.
It’s time for Brad to up Jaylen’s involvement in the team. More minutes, more time with starters, and higher usage. Guy took a huge leap last year but started out so bad it was like he needed to be rehabbed. Right now he looks like he's right where he left off in the playoffs. Time to push him for 25 games and see what happens.
He has a better short mid-range jumpshot too. He is able to get further into the lane before taking it, and his explosion lets him get a lot of separation on the short fadeaway while staying balanced.
It's not the most likely outcome, but there are a lot of paths in which he ends up better than Tatum. It probably comes down to whichever of them learns to draw fouls and pass/play-make first.
If Jaylen keeps improving, and trading Tatum instead of him lets you keep more picks and Smart in a trade, I'd think very hard about it. Fortunately, none of these decisions can even be made until late June, when we'll have a lot more information.
How Dee Brown Became Jaylen Brown and Other Stories.
(Some fun transaction trees courtesy of The Ringer).
Is it possible that Danny wants Jaylen's minutes down to depress his value, and get him on a 4/80 type extension this summer? This would make some sense if they've already decided that it's going to have to be Tatum for AD.
This assumes too much evil genius. If Jaylen were playing all season like he has the last 5 games we'd be talking about him and picks as a plausible center piece of an AD deal.
It's been really fun to see JB progress and have more success with more playing time. They definitely need to get him more minutes in games, which I assume comes at the expense of Hayward. I realize they want to get Gordon back to his former self, but maybe they should just up his workouts and decrease his minutes.
The last 5 games are when the narrative caught up. He's been good for 2 months now. I do agree that it's probably too evil genius, and also very out of character.